RonaDeck surfacing aids health and well being of residents

  • 27 Apr 2015

Queens Court housing scheme project

Designed for Halton Housing Trust, Queens Court comprised 17 apartments with car parking and associated landscaping

  • Architects:  Denovo Design
  • Main contractor: Forrest Construction
  • Ronacrete Approved Contractor: Elite Surfacing

Queens Court housing scheme project

New affordable apartments were built on the site of the iconic Queen’s Hall music venue, which had hosted many bands including The Beatles, The Stone Roses and The Happy Mondays but was demolished in 2012 following a fire.

The design for the new apartments needed to compensate for the lack of green space in the area and health and wellbeing was key to the design concept. All residents therefore have access to open space, with lounges having either an upper floor terrace; or a ‘Juliet balcony’. For ground floor residents an “outdoor space” was created in the form of a quiet, landscaped internal courtyard.

To create this outdoor space, flowering shrubs and semi-mature trees were planted around the inner courtyard to obscure the car parking bays and to provide a green outlook from the bedrooms.

RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing Quartz Parallel aggregate mix was laid in a curved shape across the centre of the courtyard, providing a pale contrast to the surrounding greenery and red brick of the building.

RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing applied to the internal courtyard of Queens Court

Frank Olchowski, Director, Denovo Design:

“RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing was specified because the Quartz Parallel aggregate mix contained a good selection of colour ways. The other important feature was that it suited the sinuous shape of the pathway unlike traditional paving, which would have necessitated a lot of cutting to shape and would have been more time-consuming and challenging to lay. The finished product in its inviting pale hue, looks immaculate and brightens up the enclosed courtyard.”

Link above for complete Queens Court CASE STUDY

 

 

Ronacrete,
Ronac House,
Flex Meadow, Merring Way,
Harlow,
Essex,
United Kingdom,
CM19 5TD

Phone: 01279 638700

Visit Ronacrete's website

Leave a Reply

More articles

A. Proctor Group

Spacetherm® improves thermal efficiency of Bristol Waterfront apartments

The A. Proctor Group’s Spacetherm Aerogel Blanket has been used in an impressive £14m development of Bristol Waterfront apartments.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Insulation, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Walls

Stannah ups accessibility for award-winning affordable housing scheme

A Stannah passenger lift was recently chosen to improve accessibility for residents of Victoria Wharf Apartments, a £5.5m canal-side housing development.

Posted in Accessibility, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Health & Safety, Lifts, Posts

NARM

New rooflighting website provides easy access to independent specification data

NARM has launched a new website, claiming to offer ‘the most comprehensive independent source of technical information for rooflight specifiers.’

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Information Technology, Innovations & New Products, Lighting, Posts, Roofs

Troldtekt